The Islanders are in Boston tonight for the first of a back-to-back set against some old Adams Division teams. Tonight's game is 7 pm, FIG picks can be registered here.
And a reminder that tomorrow's game in Buffalo is a 5 pm start.
- Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk don't let injuries stop them from playing. That's real noble but, um, be careful, guys. See below. [Newsday]
- The Islanders and their fans aren't the only ones who will miss games at Nassau Coliseum. Mark Messier is getting a little misty over the move, too. [Newsday]
- Our own Michael Leboff is interviewed by Today's Slap Shot about his Islanders fandom.
- Going to TD Garden tonight for the game? Maybe a meet-up is possible. [FanShot]
- The Sound Tigers beat Syracuse 2-1 last night thanks to Kael Mouillierat's breakaway goal. [CT Post]
Around the NHL
- Bad news for the other guys: Henrik Lundqvist will miss a month or more with an injury stemming from that puck he took in the neck last week. As if that's not bad enough, the Rangers medical staff will be put under a microscope for letting him play after the injury. [Brooksie | Blue Shirt Banter (and be nice if you go in there. Understand?)]
- Patrik Elias scored his 400th career goal in the Devils' 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs last night. [ILWT]
- Meanwhile, the Leafs made a minor trade, sending two players to the Lightning to open up contract room for more moves. [Sportsnet]
- The Evander Kane fallout in Winnipeg continues: Justin Bourne on the dynamics of locker room culture | Arctic Ice Hockey on where everyone fits on the blame tree. | Free Press: Kane has wanted out before | Gary Lawless says to kick Kane's sorry ass to the curb. Sure, pal.
- In case you haven't figured it out yet, developing legit starting goalies is an extremely difficult task for any NHL team. [NHL.com's Super 16]
Howie Rose sat down with Bill Torrey to talk about the old days, which is always a good time.